The unique artistry of
Bobby Michelson embodies the bold contrasts of both traditional
and contemporary styles into signature, one-of-a-kind furnishings.
His repertoire encompasses a wide range of custom pieces in numerous
forms and applications.
has mastered the expert techniques of woodworking and combined this
skill with an artist's imagination to create a body of work which
stands alone in American and Southern craftsmanship. In his unique
pieces, one can see the subtle combination of influences that shaped
his artistry. The result is a custom furniture piece that is as
beautiful as it is functional -- a unique melding of the artisan's
ability and critical eye with the personality and style of the maker.
draws upon the very contours and grains of the fine woods he uses
to develop and produce each piece. The natural tones and characteristics
of the wood, whether exotic or domestic, contribute to the character
of the piece. The effect is one of dazzling beauty and versatility
-- a unique work of art that blends the strength and fluidity of
nature with the cultured imagination.
raised in Montgomery, Alabama, Bobby Michelson has spent his career
perfecting the techniques of fine woodworking and using them to
evoke the charm and beauty of the South. He gained his first exposure
to woodworking in junior high school where he discovered a strong
gift for the craft. After graduating with a business degree from
the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, he returned to his first
love of working with wood and in 1984 established Ramwood Furniture
for the design and crafting of custom furnishings. Since that
time Mr. Michelson has developed a reputation as a dedicated artisan
with a gift for expressing the beauty and elegance of Southern craftsmanship
through both traditional and contemporary styles. Numerous awards
and accolades reflect the care, precision and talent, which go into
each original work of art.